What’s a Korobeiniki?

Posted by DiGiKerot in R1 DVDs, Random Stuff at December 1, 2013 on 6:21 pm

I’d imagine the following post isn’t going to be news to most people reading this, at least at first blush, but since I still seem to be getting an unusual (for me) amount of traffic for that post about Katyusha being missing from the Crunchy stream of Girls und Panzer, despite there being a number of better-written posts on the subject elsewhere, I figured I may as well make another post now that the US disk is in retail channels.

More British than KinMoza – It’s Genshiken Second Season!

Posted by DiGiKerot in Random Stuff at July 9, 2013 on 10:47 pm

Well, not exactly, but this one shot of Oguie’s bookcase in the first episode of the new Genshiken is pretty weird. Those DVDs on the same shelf as the Hi-Fi are pretty specifically UK editions – you can even see the BBFC logos replicated on them. Some of the content looks to be a little esoteric as well – the Aliens Quadrilogy boxset should be obvious, as should the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood. Next to the Torchwood to the right seem to be a volume of Classic Doctor Who (the silver bannered packaging is pretty distinctive), a couple of volumes of New Who and a bunch of stuff I just can’t make out.

To the right of the Aliens box is what looks to be the Gremlins Collection boxset and what is the really odd thing here – Bo Selecta.

Kiniro Mosaic And The Rookie Mistake

Posted by DiGiKerot in Random Stuff at July 8, 2013 on 7:37 pm

It’s hard to complain about anything in particular in regards to any specific British element presented in the first episode of Kiniro Mosaic, where the shows prologue is set in England. By all reports, it seems that they fairly meticulously location scouted, so whilst I’d like to complain about the practicality of using a Morris Minor for transport (at least as a primary mode of transport), I guess there’s someone out there who continues to be crazy enough to do so. You also can’t really complain too much about how old-looking the furnishings of Alice’s home are given they’re basically a replication of a real-world location, though, despite indoor shoe-wearing being acceptable here (though I don’t tend to do it myself), I’d question wearing boots on the bed.

You Don’t See This Much These Days…

Posted by DiGiKerot in Random Stuff at June 9, 2013 on 9:25 pm

Insert joke about “blog updates” here.

I watched the first couple of episodes of old OAV series Mad Bull 34 earlier in the week. I don’t really have much to say about it’s actual content right now – it’s pretty much the kind of thing that I suspect most of the people who actually read his blog would hate anyway, being the incredibly violent and misogynistic adventures of the straight-laced, American-born Japanese cop Daizaburo “Eddie” Ban and his man-mountain pimp of a partner John “Sleepy” Estes (the man so imposing he has two nick-names, the other being the titular “Mad Bull”). I find pretty much everything about it to be pretty damn hilarious, but it’s not exactly high-brow or socially enlightened viewing material.

Of all the random things to jump out at me as being interesting in the show, though, the scene in above screenshot amused me. It’s a scene where Daizaburo is waiting in the car whilst, unbeknownst to him, Sleepy is collecting money from (and doing other things with) the prostitutes under his protection (when I said he was a pimp, I meant it in the literal sense). What I find kind of curious is the debris littering the car – fairly genuine looking Coke, Pepsi and 7-Up cans, and even a McDonalds cup!

Because There Are Only Two Buildings In Akihabara?

Posted by DiGiKerot in Love Live!, Random Stuff at April 7, 2013 on 3:58 pm

Just because this amused me, more than me having anything particularly interesting to say.

So apparently the thing I do when having been away over the first couple of days of the new anime season, faced with an every increasing number of first episodes that I should really probably check out, is to pull something that’s languished on my shelf for months now to watch instead. I suppose it’s at least the prior season of something that’s restarting this season, but that’s not exactly helping the situation.

In any case, when watching OreImo, I couldn’t help but be amused by the establishing shot they used for Kirino’s first visit to Akihabara in the shows second episode.